Thursday, September 22, 2016

40 Years Ago Yesterday

"Repression for the majorities and 'economic freedom' for small privileged groups are two sides of the same coin."
Orlando Letelier

40 years ago Mr. Letelier was assassinated in the US, apparently because he spoke out against what the Pinochet government and its US advisers had been doing to his homeland of Chile.

I urge you to read this essay he wrote for The Nation. Although it was published almost 40 years ago, I think you will recognize that it accurately describes what is now happening in Venezuela and what will soon happen in the United States itself:

Yes, someone killed the messenger. Isn't that what the US always does?

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